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bpv_694046 - GORDIAN III Sesterce

GORDIAN III Sesterce VF
120.00 €(Approx. 130.80$ | 99.60£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: c. 238-239
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Pisidie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 25,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, épais, légèrement décentré au revers. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine marron
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Gordien III à droite, , vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Antoine Gordien III auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CAES ANTIO-C-H COL/ S|R.
Reverse description : Mars ou Virtus (la Virilité) casqué, vêtu militairement marchant à droite, tenant une longue javeline transversale et tenant un bouclier de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Cæsari Antiochi Colonia Senatus Romanus”, (Colonie césarienne d’Antioche/ le Sénat romain).

Historical background


GORDIEN III

(02-03/238-03/244) Marcus Antonius Gordianus

August (05/238-03/244)

Gordian III is the grand-son of Gordian I and Gordian II's nephew, ephemeral emperors of the year 238. At the request of the people of Rome, he was chosen by Cesar Balbin and Pupien and their successor after their murders. Emperor at age 13, married at 16, killed at 19, that's how could sum up the life of this young man who was the victim appetites of Philip the Arab, new praetorian prefect.

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